The 2017 Federal Budget and Income Security

The Income Security Advocacy Centre says the federal Budget announced on March 22 does very little to address the poverty and income inequality that Canadians are experiencing right now.

Posted:
March 24, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 17 March 2017

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.

Posted:
March 17, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

April & May: Free Public Legal Education Workshops at HALCO

When: April & May 2017, weekday afternoons

Where: Specialty Legal Clinic Co-op, 55 University Avenue, 15th Floor Room C2, Toronto M5J 2H7

The HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO) is pleased to announce their next series of free Public Legal Education Workshops taking place in person at their office in April and May 2017.

Posted:
March 17, 2017
Article source:
HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario

March 22: Organizing Against Violence Against Women in an Age of Racism and Xenophobia

When: Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. ET

Where: Online

OCASI - Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants - invites you to participate in a webinar, "Hands Off My Sister!"

Posted:
March 16, 2017
Article source:
Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)

Trump immigration policies kill work visas for specialized Canadian nurses

Advanced practice nurses and nurse anesthetists have been told they no longer qualify for professional visas.

Posted:
March 16, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

June 1-3: Canadian Council for Refugees Spring Consultation

When: Thursday - Saturday, June 1-3, 2017

Where: MacEwan University, City Centre campus, 10700 104 Ave NW, Edmonton

The CCR invites you to explore questions affecting refugee protection and newcomer settlement at their Spring Consultation. All are welcome to participate.

Posted:
March 15, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Council for Refugees

Not so safe third country? The Agenda's Story of the Week

TV Ontario's The Agenda discusses the impact that the increased flow of refugees will have on other refugee programs and on public policy.

Posted:
February 27, 2017
Article source:
TVO.org

Toronto must enforce its 'sanctuary city' status: Editorial

In 2013, city council declared Toronto a sanctuary city. Three years later, undocumented migrants still have plenty to fear: Toronto Star editorial.

Posted:
February 24, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 24 February 2017

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.

Posted:
February 24, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Hundreds of Canadian children held in immigration detention, report shows

Canadian citizens cannot be detained under the IRPA; these children became de facto detainees because they were in the care of a parent who was detained and is a foreign national or permanent resident.

Posted:
February 23, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail